lundi 15 octobre 2007

JIMI HENDRIX BIOGRAPHY (CHLOE)


Johnny Allen Hendrix ( Jimi's real name) was born in Seattle on November 27th 1942. For his sixteenth birthday, his father bought him his first accoustic guitar. Shortly after, Jimi joined a group called "The Velvetones"which he left after only three months to persue his own interests. In 1961, he enlisted in the United-States army but he was discharged for he got hurt during a parachute jump, that's how he started working as a guitarist. He played with famous artists such as Tina Turner or Little Richard, among others. Then , he formed his own group: "Jimmy James and The Blue Flames". In the sixties, he became successful thanks to his first single, "Hey, Joe" and his first album, "Are you experienced", which became one one the most popular albums of all times. His participation in the Woodstock Festival in 1969 remains in history especially because he played the American national anthem ( "The Star Spangled Banner") on the guitar. Finally, he died of an overdose of sleeping pîlls in 1970, at the early age of 27. But he still remains one of the greatest rock legends of his time.

5 commentaires:

Anna Maria a dit…

It's true. If you like rock you must be a fan of Jimi Hendrix. He is a pure legend over here, together with Bob Dylan and Joan Baez, two great singers of the 60s.

Anonyme a dit…

I cannot believe nobody has anything to say about Hendrix! Come on you guys!!!! He is probably turning in his grave!!!

Anonyme a dit…

Yeah !!! Jimi Hendrix !!! I love this man !!!

Doda a dit…

Thanks for writing this.

Anonyme a dit…

I know a japanese singer-musician who can plays guitar like Jimi =) His name is: -miyavi- .